Most companies where staff work both at home and on location expect to continue to use this mixture. This is reported by Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the Chamber of Commerce (KVK), the Economic Institute for Construction (EIB) and business associations MKB-Nederland and VNO-NCW.
Entrepreneurs of large companies expect this more often than small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Almost a third of the entrepreneurs surveyed (about 28 percent) say that hybrid working is not an option because of the work itself.
This applies to a greater extent to SMEs (5 to 250 employees) than to large companies (250 or more employees), more than 30 percent compared to 12 percent.
Hybrid working in catering not an option
The extent to which hybrid work is used differs greatly per industry. In the catering industry, entrepreneurs most often indicate that hybrid working is not an option. In information and communication, entrepreneurs most often see hybrid work as permanent. Also within the rental and trade of real estate and specialist business services, which include advertising agencies and administrative offices, many entrepreneurs see hybrid work as permanent.
Entrepreneurs see disruptions at suppliers, different customer behavior and possible new lockdown measures as the biggest influences of the corona pandemic on their company for next year.